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Sidney D. Drell

Sidney D. DrellAKA Sidney David Drell

Born: 13-Sep-1926
Birthplace: Atlantic City, NJ
Died: 21-Dec-2016
Location of death: Palo Alto, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: In the Shadow of the Bomb

Father: Tully Drell (pharmacist)
Mother: Rose White (schoolteacher)
Wife: Harriet J. Stainback (one son, two daughters)
Son: Daniel W. Drell (b. 1953)
Daughter: Persis S. Drell (b. 1955)
Daughter: Joanna H. Drell (b. 1965)

    University: BA, Princeton University (1946)
    University: MA, University of Illinois (1947)
    University: PhD, University of Illinois (1949)
    Trustee: Institute for Advanced Study (1974-83)

    Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Exec. Dir., Theoretical Physics (1969-86)
    New Perspectives Quarterly Advisory Board
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1971
    American Philosophical Society
    American Physical Society
    The Arms Control Association Board of Directors (1971-93)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
    National Academy of Sciences 1969
    Bill Bradley for President
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1961
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1971
    E. O. Lawrence Award 1972
    MacArthur Fellowship
    Enrico Fermi Award 2000
    Rumford Prize 2008 (shared)
    National Medal of Science 2011

Author of books:
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics (1964, with James D. Bjorken)
Relativistic Quantum Fields (1965, with James D. Bjorken)
Facing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons (1983)
The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative: A Technical, Political, and Arms Control Assessment (1985, with others)
Sidney Drell on Arms Control (1988)
In the Shadow of the Bomb: Physics and Arms Control (1995)
The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons (1999, with others)
The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons (2003, with James E. Goodby)

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